To read Vance McCullough's blog post on AnglersChannel.com. click: http://www.anglerschannel.com/content/anglers-impact-american-economy
Everyone sit down at the first of the year and make your self a ledger and keep track of how much you spend on fishing for the year, it will kill you at the end of the year to know how much you spent. I was amazed at the end of last year to know what I had spent. Oh well had fun do it!